The School of Systems & Enterprises offers several awards and professional development opportunities.
Accelerated Master Program (AMP)
Students in the School of Systems & Enterprises can participate in the Accelerated Master Program (AMP), designed for Stevens undergraduate students who wish to concurrently pursue a master's degree. Undergraduate students who enroll in the AMP may choose to pursue a Master of Engineering in Software Engineering or another complementary concentration offered at SSE. To be admitted to the AMP, which enables students to earn both an undergraduate and a graduate degree in five years, students must be juniors and maintain a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0. Students must also complete and submit the AMP application prior to the submission deadline.
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Software Engineering (SIGSOFT) provides a forum for computing professionals from industry, government and academia to examine principles, practices and new research results in software engineering.
IEEE Computer Society Student Scholarships and Awards: Students are eligible for annual scholarships, awards and honors in three categories: Richard E. Merwin Scholarships, the Lance Stafford Larson Award for the best student paper and the Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor Society awards.
- ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award
- ACM-IEE Computer Science George Michael Memorial High-Performance Computing Fellowships
- International Science and Engineering Fair Awards
Stevens' Cooperative Education Program enables students studying an engineering or science discipline to participate in a co-op assignment that merges theory with hands-on application. Co-op is an integral part of the SSE education that encourages application while providing students with the real-world experience to grow their professional acumen and emerge as experienced graduates ready to enter their respective fields post-graduation. The Cooperative Education Program involves five increasingly complex work assignments that offer an educational benefit and a means for students to earn money to put towards their college expenses.
Students enrolled in the software engineering program are taught to analyze, architect, design and develop software as the fundamental component that allows complex systems to function with intelligence, efficiency and resilience. As part of their software engineering education, students are afforded the opportunity to obtain a degree in software engineering with a concentration in strategic domains such as: financial systems, healthcare systems, cybersecurity and sustainable energy.
IEEE Computer Society
The IEEE Computer Society (sometimes abbreviated the "Computer Society" or "CS") is a professional society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The IEEE seeks to "advance the theory, practice and application of computer and information processing science and technology," as well as the "professional standing of its members."
The IEEE Computer Society is notable for sponsoring workshops and conferences, publishing a variety of peer-reviewed literature, operating technical committees and developing IEEE computing standards. It is synonymous with more than 200 chapters worldwide and participates in educational activities at all levels of the profession including distance learning, accreditation of higher education programs in computer science and professional certification in software engineering.
The Senior Design Program is the culmination of the undergraduate education at Stevens. For the duration of the nine-month experience, which typically spans two to three semeters, students work in teams of up to four students to develop a design-driven project/product or enter a design competition. The cross-disciplinary teams gain real-world experience through the program, through which students may have the opportunity to work on sponsored consulting, entrepreneurial and product development projects. Senior Design teams present their work at the Annual Innovation Expo, where the three most noteworthy projects are recognized via first, second and third-place distinction in the Ansary Entrepreneurship Competition.
In 2018, a team of software engineering and engineering management students took first place in the competition for their groundbreaking work on OrthoInsight, a first-of-its-kind sensor-enabled "smart" implant for knee joints that provides real-time information about the internal conditions of the joint prosthetic.
Software Engineering Club
Software engineering students have the opportunity to join the student-run Software Engineering Club (SEC). The project-based club reinforces software engineering principles and highlights the different steps in the development process through semester-long projects. The SEC frequently works within the Altorfer Software Engineering Lab and meets on a weekly basis.